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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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no 1113963
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

interesting places

Here are some random sample locations of interest in Essex. Also take a look at sites shown on our sites map, geology site map and brownfield site map, with the site account and locate site facility.


locate Layer De La Haye garden
Back garden within the Essex and Suffolk waterworks in Layer De La Haye.

locate Backwarden, Danbury
An important part of the Danbury ridge with small surviving heather areas and associated invertebrates.

locate Jacksons Wood
Remnant ancient woodland close to M25 motorway, unmanaged.

locate Belhus Woods Country Park
Brown field areas following gravel extraction, some landfilled and some lakes, but also ancient semi-natural woodlands and some ex arable land. From Romford Road there is a car park and visitor centre. Local paths provide other entrances.

locate Swan Wood, Stock
Ancient woodland with some past non-native planting. Wet valley habitat, open coppiced areas, wonderful bluebell display.

locate Chafford Gorges Nature Park
Chafford Gorges Nature Park is situated in Chafford Hundred in Essex. The area was formerly chalk quarries but now is an excellent site for wildlife.

locate Springfields or Orsett Camp Quarry
Old sand pit with excellent acid grassland/heathland regeneration

locate Site off Arisdale Avenue, South Ockendon
The site contains flower rich brownfield, some sandy exposures and banks, Horse grazed grassland, wet woodland, Phragmites reedbed and open water.